Yesterday came the news that THREE compo claims have been paid out. These claims have cost the Savile estate* (correction, NHS) £58,625, most of which will go to ... the lawyers !
The article isn't just about Jimmy Savile's alleged, unproven 'abuse' though is it ? Indeed, we are told that the NHS has paid out £12,000,000 since 1996
More and more people are now making such claims. In 14 years, >HALF were made in one year - 2013/14. Ms Dux tells us there will be more
BUT, what I really want to know, and I doubt Ms Dux will tell me, is : What was that £58,625 paid for ? The THREE claimants got just £18,125 but the claims themselves, what were they worth individually ? In other words, what was Jimmy alleged to have done ?
NOW, here's were some heads will explode, cos it's back to that bloody scheme wherein EIGHT CATEGORIES of claim were introduced ! Problem is, we are only told TWO of these
Then, there's the 'costs' allowable ! Same page
We know that a cap was set at £60,000 per claim, for the most serious cases (alleged rape). And, presumably £1500 will be allowed for 'touching over clothing'. But what of the others ?
The Sun were not far off the mark in November 2014 when they declared this !
Let's publish that heading again shall we ?
The THREE claimants sharing £18,125 we were TOLD about YESTERDAY, were, according to the Mail, paid in December 2014. I haven't read the Sun article. I cannot because one has to pay to read and, well you know the rest !
£42,000 divided by 3 = £14,000 and that is the amount Ms Dux etc will get PER CLAIMANT ... stop me if you heard this one before !
I've been informed that the three payments made came from the NHS not the Savile estate. No monies can be paid from the latter until Justice Sales approves claims, as per the High Court Judgement in December 2014. I have no idea which NHS Trust paid the £58,625.